Given the limitations of a short commentary, this article is restricted to an attempt to summarize the argument of a relatively small book, Discourses of Power. We should note the title of Barry Hindess’s book, Discourses of Power.1 This power?” it also does not attempt to provide a history of discourses of power. Discourses of Power From Hobbes to Foucault. Barry Hindess Police and Pastoral Power: Governmentality and Correctional Forensic Psychiatric Nursing.
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He offers both a clear account of what is at stake in these debates and a sharp critical sense of how they could develop. He unravels the confusion of power as hinddss and power as right which has dogged modern political theory from Hobbes and Locke onwards, and sets out clearly the presuppositions of contemporary theories of power.
Robert marked it as to-read Sep 25, Through bold and invigorating investigations of the central texts of modern political thought, Barry Hindess uncovers their conceptual anatomy and reveals the pervasive implications of flawed understandings of power from Locke to contemporary liberalism and critical theory.
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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A model of clear and effective writing, this book should be read by all students of political and social thought.
This book will be welcomed as an important contemporary contribution to one of the key debates in social and political theory. Lukes and Critical Theory. This book will be welcomed as an important contemporary contribution to one of the key debates in social and political theory.
Discourses of Power: From Hobbes to Foucault
Through a lucid exploration of the arguments of Michel Foucault, Hindess poses us urgent and challenging questions about how one might think beyond these limited visions of political sovereignty and political community. Open Preview See a Problem? Locke on Political Power and Morality. Monika rated it liked it Aug 11, Published January 12th by Wiley-Blackwell first published From Hobbes to Foucault.
It includes and examination of Foucault’s radicalcritique of conventional approaches to the study of power, takingup the question of whether Faucault himself escapes the problemsand presuppositions which he identifies in the work of others. No trivia or quizzes yet.
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